Police investigate attempted carjacking
January 17, 2007 (WLS) -- A woman was killed during an apparent carjacking attempt on Chicago's South Side. Police are questioning someone about the woman's death. It happened around 1 a.m. Wednesday morning near 59th and South Ada in the Englewood community.
Twenty-four-year-old Keisha Myles was shot to death early Wednesday morning on the South Side. Myles had three young daughters. Their grandmother says she will now raise them.
"She's got three small little girls and I don't know what's gonna happen with them," said Cynthia Myles, victim's grandmother.
Keisha Myles was fatally shot in the 5900-block of South Ada. According to police, the victim was driving an Infiniti SUV newer model vehicle, and when she stopped to let her passenger out, an armed offender jumped in the vehicle and shot her. The passenger was also shot when he came out of the home he was visiting in the area.
"We heard the boom. We knew the car had been pulled up right in front of our house. She hit that car down there, and then she tried to reverse. We were still out here looking to see if someone's gonna get out. Police came from everywhere," said Krystle Clay, witness.
Police say one of the offenders got back in the luxury vehicle and drove north on Ada Street with the woman inside the car when he crashed into a parked car about a half a block away from the original scene. The gunman then got out and left the area on foot.
The incident is being investigated as an apparent carjacking.
"It is very sad that the offenders would take a life over a car. You would choose someone's life over a car, something manmade that you can get back. We here in the Englewood community, we've seen too many tragedies. We've sent the best of human life and the worst of human life right here in this community. This is just a prime example of some of the worst that is. But it takes us, the people of Englewood, to clean up our own community. And we trust and pray the offenders will be caught and brought to justice," said Taron Webb, community activist.
Police are questioning someone they call a person of interest.
"There is still one out there running wild, and as long as that one is out there, none of us here in the community are safe," said Webb.
So far no charges have been filed.
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